IT Support Blog

How Cyber Ready is Your Board?

It seems that every week there are headlines about how cyber criminals are trying to steal your data through phishing attacks and malware — or bribing you with ransomware in order to get your data back.

And given the startling rise in attacks in recent years, most cybersecurity experts will now tell you that it’s no longer a question of “if” but “when” your organization will get hacked.

Five Ways to Protect Your Organization’s Data

March 31st is World Backup Day, and a great annual reminder to back up your data and IT systems. Why is it so important? Here are some stats from WorldBackupDay.com:

21% of people have never backed up data
113 phones are lost or stolen every minute (think of all of that lost data!)
29% of data loss cases are caused by accident
30% of all computers are already infected with malware!

So to help you help protect your organization's data, here are five important tips:

Tip 1: Back Up Your Mobile Devices

Make sure that mobile device that you’re carrying around is backed up.

Businesses Told to Prepare for Potential Russian Cyberattacks

As soldiers and civilians battle in the streets of Ukraine, Canadian businesses and organizations are being warned to prepare for an increased threat of Russian cyberattacks and malicious software.

The warning comes from the Communications Security Establishment, a federal government agency responsible for providing the Government of Canada with information technology security and foreign signals intelligence.

Five Ways to Protect Your Data

The last week of January is Data Privacy Week, which “underlines the importance of valuing and protecting personal information,” according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). 

As a business or organization, that means understanding your responsibilities in collecting, sharing, and using personal information.